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Death: Carbon Monoxide

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning there were of people aged (a) 60 to 64, (b) 65 to 74 and (c) 75 years and over since 1997. (236937)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated November 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning there were of people aged (a) 60-64, (b) 65-74 and (c) 75 years and over since 1997. (236937)

The attached table provides the number of deaths where the toxic effect of carbon monoxide was the cause of death for people aged (a) 60-64, (b) 65-74 and (c) 75 years and over, in England and Wales, from 1997 to 2007 (the latest year available).

Table 1. Number of deaths with a cause of carbon monoxide poisoning1, by age group, persons aged 60 and over, England and Wales, 1997 to 20072, 3

Deaths

Age group

60-64

65-74

75+

1997

31

55

75

1998

25

51

59

1999

26

45

83

2000

18

36

60

2001

20

29

58

2002

18

19

39

2003

18

24

40

2004

16

24

38

2005

15

17

37

2006

8

20

23

2007

19

22

31

1 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 986 for the years 1997 to 2000 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code T58 for the years 2001 to 2007.

2 Figures include deaths of non-residents.

3 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.